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M. Basketball: Justin Steigerwald

Justin Steigerwald

  Position: G    Ht.: 6-4    Wt.: 180
  Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
  Previous School: Oak Hill HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Sport Management

2011-12: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.

2010-11: Led the Pioneers in assists (4.5 apg), steals (1.1 spg) and minutes played per game (37.6 mpg)... Third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.8 points per game and was second in rebounding, pulling down 4.7 boards per contest... His 37.6 minutes played per game was the best in the conference, while his assist tally was the second highest in the league... He was also 20th in the SAC in rebounding, 30th in scoring and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.26)... Shot 74.3 percent from the charity stripe (104-140)... Played in every minute in 14 games, while logging an amazing 54 minutes in Tusculum’s triple overtime win at Newberry (Mar. 2) in the opening round of the SAC Tournament... In that contest, he posted a career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds... Led the Pioneers to the semifinal round of the SAC Tournament as he averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest in the conference postseason... In Tusculum’s 80-73 win at Newberry (Dec. 4), Steigerwald led the Pioneers with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot and three steals to become the first Tusculum player in recorded school history to lead the team in all five categories... Tallied 19 points in road win at Carson-Newman (Jan. 12), including eight rebounds and five assists... Added 18 points in home victory over Tennessee Wesleyan, to along with nine assists and shot 9-of-9 from the free throw line... Dished out a season-best 10 assists in rematch with Carson-Newman (Feb. 9)...  Named team's most valuable player... NABC Honors Court.

2009-10: Led the South Atlantic Conference averaging 5.39 assists per game (26th in NCAA II)... Also led the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.65 - 13th in NCAA II)... Earned a start in the last 17 games of the season... Played in all 28 games... His 31.57 minutes per game were fourth on the team, but 10th in the conference... Tallied a career-best 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in road win at Newberry (Jan. 20)... Connected on his first three-pointer at Newberry... Added 11 markers in home victory against Mars Hill (Jan. 27)... Went 9-of-12 from the free throw line against the Lions... Hauled in a career-best 10 rebounds on three separate occasions... Posted 10 boards against Catawba (Jan. 9)... Followed with a 10-rebound effort at Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 3) and again vs. Carson-Newman (Mar. 3) in the quarterfinal of the SAC Tournament... He dished out an assist in his last 24 games (Nov. 28, 2009-present)... Averaged 8.25 assists per game in his last four games... Shot 68.4 percent from the free throw line on the year, including 10-of-12 (83.3%) in his last five outings... Shot 56.9 percent from the floor, including 11-of-17 (64.7%) in his last eight outings... Accounted for a 4.07 assist/turnover ratio in his last nine games... Dished out a career best 10 assists at Mars Hill (Feb. 24)... Led the team with 15 blocked shots, including three against Mid-Continent (Jan. 12)... Played in a career-high 40 minutes in four games, including Mid-Continent, Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 3) and twice against Carson_newman (Jan. 16, Mar. 3).

2008-09: Appeared in 19 outings where he averaged 4.6 minutes per contest... Played in a season-best 20 minutes in home win over Columbus State (Nov. 22)... Posted two points and a pair of rebounds at Wingate (Jan. 24)... Grabbed two boards in victory against Flagler (Nov. 21).

High School: Four-year lettermen at Oak Hills HS in Cincinnati, Ohio… Coached by Mike Price… All-City First Team and All-League First Team selection as a senior… All-State Honorable Mention and Second Team All-Southwest District honoree… Averaged 13.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a senior… Member of District runner-up squad as a sophomore and a senior… Also lettered in football and track & field.

Personal: Full name is Justin Nicholas Steigerwald… Born Jan. 29, 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio… Nickname: "Stegs"... Son of Jack and Margie Steigerwald… One brother, Josh (26)… Majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Business... Plans to attend graduate school; Career goals: Play overseas and markerting for a professional sports team... Favorite book: "The Blind Side"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Sports Marketing; Favorite midnight snack: Oreos & Milk; Favorite movies:" "Law Abiding Citizen", "Love and Basketball", "Transformers" series; Favorite musical artists: Lil' Wayne, Jay Z, Darius Rucker, Adele, Blake Shelton; Favorite sports teams: Miami Heat, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Bearcats; Justin can't imagine a week without: His cell phone; Favorite athletes: Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Derrick Rose; Most thrilling moment in sports: Tusculum's 3OT win at Newberry; Favorite Tusculum sports moment: 2010 game at Newberry where he led TC in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals; Advice to kids: "Never give up, never back down"; Favorite color: Red; Favorite food: Chipotle; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; People Justin most admires: His parents; Most famous person Justin has ever met: Michael Jordan; Toughest players Justin has ever played against: Al-Farouq Aminu (L.A. Clippers), Travis Leslie (L.A. Clippers), Ed Davis (Toronto Raptors); When people don't know about Justin: He likes to roller blade; When he was a kid, Justin tried to be like: Michael Jordan; If Justin won $1 million, he would: Build his parents a house.